Photographic portrait of Omar Ali
EY’s purpose in financial services is critical – it helps us to do the right thing, putting the focus on the end outcomes of the work that we do, and making sure what we are doing today leaves the right legacy for the future.

Omar Ali

EY EMEIA Financial Services Client Services Managing Partner

Passionate about building a better financial services industry with our people and our clients. Champion for D&I and helping our people to reach their potential. Football enthusiast. Bad at skiing.

Omar was recently appointed to the new role of Managing Partner for Client Services in EMEIA Financial Services. He is responsible for market activity across Banking, Insurance and Wealth & Asset Management in our 18 markets, and for some of the member firm’s largest clients globally.

Omar continues to be on the Board of the Ernst & Young LLP UK member firm.

A strong advocate of innovation in professional services; Omar is leading the International Attractiveness and Competitiveness workstream of HMT’s FinTech Strategic Review. He is also a Board Member of TheCityUK, a member of the Department for International Trade’s Financial Services Trade Advisory Group.

Omar earned a BSc in Business Management from King’s College London and is a Freeman of the City of London Corporation.

How Omar is building a better working world

“I am a strong supporter of D&I in EY; we were the first of the Big 4 to publish Partner Gender Pay gap in we were the first to publish our Gender Pay gap in 2017 and also chose to publish our ethnicity pay gap at the same time; we were among the first signatories of the HMT Women in Finance Charter, and launched a ‘background blind’ student recruitment programme for UKFS, now the most successful student recruitment programme in the UK. And in 2020, we published our anti-racist commitments.

I am also proud of the role EY has played and continues to play in addressing the recapitalisation challenge facing SMEs as a result of COVID-19. It was an honour to lead the TCUK Working Group on Recapitalisation, which brought together 200 professionals from across the Financial & Relations Professional Services Industry to size the problem and propose some solutions and am delighted to see the impact our work has had on the Government response.”

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